Michigan has looked good in Saturday’s primetime showdown with Washington, and a lot of that has been due to Michigan’s defensive effort.

At the break, the Wolverines are up 10-0 as both offenses have struggled at times to get going. Michigan’s lead is thanks to a huge touchdown by Blake Corum and a defense that is stifling Washington’s attack.

In particular, Aidan Hutchinson has been a monster against the Huskies. He beat his offensive tackle in a one-on-one situation with a blend of speed and power to get through for an early sack.

As the game heads to halftime, Hutchinson already has 1.5 sacks and 1.5 TFL against the Huskies:

As a team, Hutchinson and the Wolverines held Washington to 15 rushing yards and just 111 yards through the air. Michigan will look to keep that intensity up as Jim Harbaugh and company try to get to 2-0.